wireless connection

Russel Caldwell caldr704 at gmail.com
Fri Jun 2 12:44:41 MDT 2006


The modem is connected directly to the desktop with an ethernet cable. There
is no router. I'm wondering if I should get a router. I have  unplugged the
modem but only for a minute or two.

On 6/2/06, Jonathan Duncan <jonathan at jkdwebmagic.com> wrote:
>
> On Fri, 2 Jun 2006, Russel Caldwell wrote:
>
> > Hi,
> > I've got a wireless problem I was wondering if somebody could help me
> with.
> > I had a Qwest DSL connection working for a while but then it went down.
> I
> > don't know if I did anything to cause it to go down. Since then I can
> ping
> > out fine and Firefox is able to get to Google sometimes but can't seem
> to
> > get anywhere else. It seems to partially get to a website and then kind
> of
> > dies before it completely makes it. I'm wondering if it is the modem and
> > whether a router might solve the problem or whether it would be
> something
> > else. Forgive my ignorance. I'm not much of a network guy.
> >
> > Thanks.
> > Russ Caldwell
> >
> >
>
> Have you talked with Qwest yet?  I have had many problems with their DSL
> over the years and usually it takes them 2 weeks to figure out what their
> problems are.
>
> I have had similar problems to what you are experiencing and it cleared up
> in a week.  Meanwhile I was banging my head against the Qwest wall.
>
> Is your computer connected directly to the DSL modem (ie cat5 cable) or
> wirelessly?  If wirelessly, try connecting directly with a cable.  Have
> you unplugged your DSL modem and let it sit for a while?  Are you
> connecting through a router/switch/hub?  Tell us more about your network
> setup.
>
> Jonathan
>
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